‘Shucks!’ Polk County senior center hosting fundraiser

Published 8:42 am Wednesday, January 30, 2013

The Meeting Place Senior Center will host a Shucks “Pearls of Purpose” event on Friday, Feb. 8 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. to raise much needed funds for its many programs benefitting the deserving senior residents of Polk County.

“We aim to raise $1,500 or more.  Our mission is to enhance the quality of life and to support independent living for senior residents of Polk County. With a staff of eight and the help of 50 volunteers, we provide recreational and social activities, educational opportunities, and many other much needed services such as providing in-home and on site meals, Medicare counseling and information and referral services,” said Pam Doty.

Polk County Senior Centers is partnering with Shucks Pearls from Yonderways for a Valentines themed event. The “Pearls for Purpose” event will be hosted at The Meeting Place, located at 75 Carmel Lane, Columbus. Participants can shop for genuine pearl jewelry with 25 cent of every $1 spent going directly to the Polk Country Senior Center programs. There will be on hand hundreds of pearl jewelry items ready to purchase for your sweetheart.

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In addition, a spaghetti lunch will be available from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. for lunchtime shoppers who call The Meeting Place (894-0001) by 4 p.m. Feb. 7. A donation will get you lunch and a pair of pearl earrings – a special deal courtesy of Yonderways.